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St. Louis County to announce new restrictions to slow spread of COVID-19 at Monday morning news conference

“New restrictions must be put in place to slow the community spread of this virus,” County Executive Sam Page said in a press release
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St. Louis County supervisor Dr. Sam Page prepares to remove his face mask before talking to reporters in Clayton, Missouri on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Page announced that the stay-at-home order in St. Louis County is extended indefinitely. Presently, St. Louis County is reporting 96 total deaths from COVID-19 and 2,417 cases. Additionally, St. Louis County reports 672 recovered cases of the coronavirus. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — St. Louis County Executive Sam Page will announce new restrictions aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19 at a Monday morning news conference.

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“Working closely with public health experts including the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force and other regional leaders, we are concerned about the recent increase in COVID-19 cases across the region,” Page said in a news release Sunday evening. “New restrictions must be put in place to slow the community spread of this virus.”

According to the release, the announcement will come at a 10:30 media update at the John C. Murphy Health Center on North Hanley Road.

St. Louis County reported a record 523 new cases Sunday and has set a single-day record for new cases four of the last five days. 

St. Louis County has 11,210 COVID-19 cases, twice as many COVID-19 cases as any other jurisdiction in the state and more than one-fourth of the total cases in Missouri. The county's 632 deaths account for more than half of the COVID-19 deaths in the state. St. Louis County has a population of about 1 million people, less than one-sixth of the total population of Missouri.

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The announcement will come less than a week after White House Task Force leader Dr. Deborah Birx named St. Louis as one of the cities that needs to take aggressive action to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Local task force leader Dr. Alex Garza said that warning was not a surprise, and the region had started making changes weeks ago.

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St. Louis and St. Louis County both implemented mandatory mask mandates on July 3.

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Last week, County Executive Page also implemented new restrictions on youth sports in St. Louis County.

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